Dear Moscow Charter School Families,
Monday October 12th is Walk to School Day. Hopefully, the rain will let up. There will be student athletes from the University of Idaho at the school that morning to give out prizes and congratulate our biking and walking participants. Even if you usually drive your students to school, you can participate by parking at the HIRC and walking over together.
This week we have worked hard on fulfilling our dedication to becoming the best STEAM school in Northern Idaho. Teachers participated in a two day intensive workshop devoted to Project WET (Water Education for Teachers.) Our facilitator, Julie Scanlon, an expert for Project WET, came up from Boise to share valuable information and training for our staff. Each teacher received a copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity book to use as a resource for lessons throughout the year. Jennifer Boie, also helped facilitate the program. She is planning on bringing her Erosion Trailer back on Nov. 14th in order for the whole school to learn from this activity.
Our Academy Day, We Are Detectives: A Kidís Introduction To Forensic Science, attracted attention from the local newspaper. Some of our parents, Lisa and Luke Harmon, gave the students exciting experiences with the fascinating world of Forensic Science. I am sure that the many activities that the students participated in gave inspiration to a few budding scientists in the group.
Our All-School Meeting will take place on Tuesday this coming week. Dr. Bill Elliot, researcher and engineer from Rocky Mountain Research Station, will talk about his profession. Afterwards, he will lead the sixth graders through an experiment with erosion on our own campus. They will learn to use GPS, Clinometers and other scientific instruments to measure infiltration rates and predict the sites that will have the most erosion. The sixth grade will then breaks into teams and teach the activity to the remaining classes in the school. We will record the findings using the scientific method and present the final results as an all-school science experiment that will be entered in the Science Fair in March.
Thank you for coming out in force to support our Back to School Night and School Book Fair. These activities are such an important part of our program here at Moscow Charter School. Children are always proud to show off their work to parents. Having the Book Fair that same night supports our commitment the importance of reading. It gives us an opportunity to support our teacher by providing new books for their classrooms. A big thank you goes to Julie Sperry and her team of volunteer moms for making the Book Fair a big success.
Have a great weekend,
Marie Axman Ed.D., Principal